Water crises in Port Elizabeth as pipe bursts

Some suburbs in Port Elizabeth are facing a water shortage after two major pipelines that supply the city with water from the Churchill and Impofu Dams collapsed near Van Stadens.

Water from the remaining two sources, Loerie and Nooitgedagt (Gariep Dam) are being rerouted to limit the number of areas that will be affected. Staff are already busy with this, and large construction equipment is being moved to the damaged pipelines for the construction to commence.

The areas that will be affected are:

Central, Deal Party, Summerstrand, Charlo, Newton Park, Walmer, Humewood, North End, Korsten, Struandale, Mount Pleasant, Lovemore Park, Lovemore Heights, Algoa Park, Gelvandale, Gelvan Park, as well as parts of New Brighton and KwaZakhele.

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The reality is that residents living in these areas will face a water shortage.

If areas run out of water, residents must call the all-hours Operational Centre at 0800 20 5050 in order for water tankers to be dispatched.

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